When do you feel at your most attractive? What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves? Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you keep buying this thing? Do you have style in any areas of your life aside from fashion? Is there anything political about the way you dress?
An ever-expanding list of questions regarding personal style sent out to over 600 women is how this book began. Women in Clothes explores how we present ourselves and why. Many of these questions are things you may have been silently asking yourself for years, but never given the time to think about more deeply. I love that this book really encourages a dialog and you can even take the survey yourself here.
The New York Times put it perfectly, “Women in Clothes is part advice manual, part anthropological study, part feminist document.” Here are 500+ pages on how we as women present ourselves and why. This book is a rejection of the notion that the subject of dress is frivolous. The ritual of getting dressed is an important part of our daily lives and a uniting part of the human experience. Women in Clothes is the opposite of the Dogma of Style by any number of ‘experts’. This is women telling their own stories.